Book 12: Sapiens

Picked on 6/15/15

Paperback : $12.99, eBook: $14.99

By Yuval Noah Harari

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Why Mark Picked the Book (source: Mark's Facebook Page)

This book is a big history narrative of human civilization -- from how we developed from hunter-gatherers early on to how we organize our society and economy today.

Following the Muqaddimah, which was a history from the perspective of an intellectual in the 1300s, Sapiens is a contemporary exploration of many similar questions. I'm looking forward to reading these different perspectives.

 

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

 

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